F-Stop Collaborate and Listen - A Landscape Photography Podcast

Mark Handy - Ethics and Digital Manipulation in Landscape Photography

February 21, 2018

Episode 044 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with California-based landscape photographer Mark Handy! I have been a huge fan of Mark's work ever since I learned about him through the podcast. Mark is a wildly successful photographer, having owned his own gallery in La Jolla, CA. Mark is perhaps one of the most thoughtful and interesting photographers that I have had the pleasure of speaking with on the podcast. I think you'll really enjoy this episode!

We covered some great topics this week, including:

  • Mark's journey into landscape photography
  • Ethics and digital manipulation (look for a full 45 minute conversation about this on Patreon)!
  • Owning his own gallery in La Jolla, CA
  • Shooting digital medium format (Phase One)
  • Selling images as limited editions of ONE
  • The influence of luck

Special announcements: Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! Let’s keep the conversations going! I recently set a goal of $1,000 in monthly contributions which I will use to seed a $1,000 landscape conversation award. This will only be possible if people contribute on Patreon! We are about 25% there as of 2/14/18! THANK YOU!

Additionally, we have collaborated with The League Magazine. 

$50 supporters of the podcast on Patreon will get you a free subscription to The League if you sign up on Patreon between now and the end of February, 2018. The League subscription would normally cost you $50, so basically you are getting it for free while supporting the podcast!

Supporters already at the $50 level will get the subscription too!

League is an annual collectors’ compendium of unique, thoughtful photographic art comprised primarily of work from the League of Landscape Photographers. Two key principles underpin the publication: contributors espouse a mindful, ethical code of behavior in creating photographic work; and contributors wrestle with or promote dialogue about contemporary issues facing humans and the landscape.

Lastly, I am happy to announce that I'm now a Formatt-Hitech filter ambassador. Listeners to the podcast get 10% off their order if they use the code "PAYNE10" - thanks for supporting the podcast!


To learn more about Mark:



Here is the artists that he would like to hear on the podcast:

Kevin Holliday

Paul Reiffer

Joe Cornish

Aaron Feinberg

Some examples of Mark's photography can be seen below. 

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